• Shop Amazon

3 Days of No School

I can’t recall there ever being a time when local schools were closed two days in a row and today makes day #3. There are always snow days each year (the schools build 2 days into their schedules) but living up in Snowland, it’s more common to see a 2 hour delay as they clear the roads up. It takes a particularly large snowstorm to shut things down for a full day. But things are different with snow then they are with the temps. Today appears to be the last day though and my thermometer reads -7 this morning compared with -18 yesterday and -14 the day before. So, we’re almost done.

At least it seems like we’re not alone – most of the country seems to have been hit in some fashion with this icy blast to welcome in the New Year.

today's weather

I had Ben drive me into work yesterday and got the blissful experience of walking straight into an already-warm car. Ben joked that it looked a bit like an elementary school with the full line of cars waiting to pick people up. I heard a lot of folks say their cars wouldn’t start yesterday. I’m thankful for my garage. I’ll be thankful again if I can get home tonight without another chug/wheeze car experience.

Today is the first night of class for my final semester. I’m going to admit that I’m feeling withdrawn from the process and more than a little checked out. Sometimes I can’t believe I stuck with the 2 1/2 years – it seemed like this would never end – and now that I’m seeing the finish line, I don’t even want to step foot inside the classroom. I have an Accounting class tonight and then a Productions & Operations MGMT class tomorrow. That’s right, back-to-back nights of classes. This should be interesting. Hopefully I’ll learn a thing or two that I may actually use. I guess I occasionally get jaded feeling like I’m spending my time/money on things that I’ll never use.

I’m bribing myself week 1 with a pedicure on Friday if I make it through classes tonight and tomorrow night. Funny how stuff like that still works as an adult. 😉

We found a bulk foods store in town that opened a few weeks ago. It was pretty cool. They buy everything in bulk and re-package it into smaller portions, so you get things on a huge discount. Not everything seemed like it was a good deal, but I found a few things that I am pretty excited about.

My bounty:

005

Three pounds of steel cut oats for 99 cents a pound. I’m kinda excited to try these “veggie chips”. They are just sliced vegetables dehydrated and salted. I think there’s some oil in there too.

006

Kinda blurry but there’s green beans, sweet pots, beets, potatoes, squash – lots of different things. Should be fun to give it a try!

Warmer weather hits this weekend and brings snow! I hope it’s not too much and that things are clear for Monday. I keep saying, I’ll take the cold any day over trecherous roads. 🙂

FL brother

With school getting going again, I also need to sit down this weekend and start meal planning. Since there’s two nights in a row that I’ll have to quickly eat and dash off to class, we need to plan ahead so it doesn’t end up being totally unhealthy. Plus, I need to figure out some workable gyms schedule so I can get in exercise while juggling classes, homework, and work. Good stuff to figure out.

Stay warm folks. I’m hoping things warm up for everyone tomorrow and not just us!

Advertisements

2 Responses

  1. I am so over winter already. I saw that same map on FB, only it had a lot of F words in it LOL!

  2. Those are my FAVORITE veggie chips! They’re sooooo good! I can’t believe the process doesn’t include sugar… maybe it does? Also, they really seem too crisp not to be fried. Let me know what you think.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: